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10:30 am
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12:30 pm
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Rosary Hike

Texas HoldEm

Catholicism Series

Fall Festival

Healing Mass

The tournament is open to the public, so invite a friend, spouse, son, daughter, or neighbor!

$25 buy-in.
Complimentary snacks & soda! $2 beer & wine!
Prizes for the top 3 finishers.

Contact event chair John Gavin at JandSGavin@cox.net or 602-670-3455 if you have any questions.

Money raised will support the education of our seminarians.

Journey around the world and deep into the Faith.

For the first time, in breathtaking, high-definition cinematography, the beauty, goodness and truth of the Catholic Faith are illustrated in a rich, multimedia experience.

Journey with acclaimed author, speaker and theologian Fr. Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 15 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth’s people.

From the sacred lands of Israel to the beating heart of Uganda... from the glorious shrines of Italy, France, and Spain, to the streets of Mexico, Kolkata, and New York City, the fullness of CATHOLICISM is revealed. Journey deep into the Faith as you watch each episode.

Parish Office Hours

Sunday: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM (Closed from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM)
Saturday: Closed

What Does the Church Really Teach?

from Fr. Chad King on October 24, 2014

The topic of same-sex attraction is pertinent and controversial at this time, as last week an Arizona court ruling overturned Arizona’s law defining marriage to be a union between a man and a woman. I wanted to take this opportunity to share the Church teaching in a little more detail. This is to follow up on the homilies that Fr. Rafael and I preached last Sunday. I know that this issue touches many of you directly: either you yourself, or you might know someone who has same-sex attraction. 

The Church believes that every person was created in the image and likeness of God and made in and for love. In the deepest part of every human heart, a person wants to be accepted, to love others and to be loved. God made us for intimate love. This is different than sexual union. In the sex-crazed culture we live in, too often sex is equated with intimacy, instead of being just one expression of it. Too often sex isn’t an expression of love, it is actually a search for love.

“Sexual union between married couples is where the words of the wedding vows become flesh. The very ‘language’ that God has inscribed in sexual intercourse is the language of the marriage covenant: the free commitment to a union of love that is indissoluble, faithful, and open to children,” (C. West). This intimacy reflects God's love. However, those who are not married, like myself, are still called to intimate love, but not through a physical dimension. There is a real fulfillment in living in communion with God and his will; there is intimacy in living the virtue of chastity. Chastity is what the Church is calling every person who is not married to, including those with homosexual desires. 

The church clearly teaches that having homosexual attractions is not a sin, but acting upon them is. Such is the case with of all of us—we all have disordered attractions (everything that is not of God)—and we need to not give into those disordered attractions, whatever they might be, in order for us to be truly healthy and happy.

Researchers continue to debate if someone is born with homosexual tendencies or if they are a result of environmental factors. Regardless though, there is a push in society now to “let them be who they were made to be;” to let them do whatever makes them happy and find their own happiness and identity that way.  God and the Church are simply saying to those who have same-sex attraction, not to try and find your identity in the title of being homosexual, but find your identity in being a child of God, a man or woman who is loved intimately by God.

I highly encourage you to watch on Youtube: The Third Way: Homosexuality and the Catholic Church. It is a true and accurate description of the way the Church views homosexuality. I also heard the movie Desire of the Everlasting Hills, available at Everlastinghills.org is really good too.

Finally, I encourage you to read “Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions between Homosexual Persons” for official Church teaching regarding Homosexual unions. 

For more information regarding Catholic Church and homosexuality in general:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnKnfcxPbxw 
http://everlastinghills.org/movie/

For more information regarding homosexual “marriages” please visit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWIhZ5xJJaQ
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20030731_homosexual-unions_en.html

Help Wanted: Volunteers to provide dinner for our priests

Volunteers are needed for this new ministry to provide dinners for our two priests, Fr. Chad & Fr. Raphael, on Mondays and Thursdays.

Meals should be simple—an entrée and a side dish—enough for two adults and prepared in disposable containers (please, NO fish). A dessert is unnecessary, but if you would like to include a treat, fresh fruit is preferred. A variety of American, Mexican, and Italian food is appreciated.

Volunteers can call the Parish Office at 480-893-8770 to sign-up, either to bring a meal once or on a regular basis.

Meals should be brought to the Parish Office after 2:00pm and no later than 5:30pm.

Thank you for supporting our priests with this service of hospitality.

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Book of All Souls

The Book of All Souls, located in the vestibule of the church, is available to enter the names of your deceased relatives and friends.

The last day to enter names will be Fri, Oct 31.

The book will then be placed in the sanctuary on All Saints Day and will remain there through out the month of November in memory of our departed loved ones.

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St. Vincent de Paul Coat Drive

Please support the St. Vincent de Paul Coat Drive during the first two weeks of November. Collection boxes will be placed near the Holy Family statue in front of the Parish Office for your donated coats, hats, scarves, and blankets.

The last day to contribute will be Sun, Nov 8, when the donation boxes will be removed.

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33 Days to Morning Glory

An extraordinary 33-day journey to Marian consecration with four giants of Marian spirituality: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Saint Pope John Paul II. Fr. Michael Gaitley masterfully summarizes their teachings, making them easy to grasp, and simple enough to put into practice. More specifically, he weaves their thoughts into a user-friendly, do-it-yourself retreat that will bless even the busiest of people. So, if you've been thinking about entrusting yourself to Mary for the first time, or if you're simply looking to deepen and renew your devotion to her, 33 Days to Morning Glory is the right book to read and the perfect retreat to make.

The books are now available in our very own Gift Shop! Also, DVD Retreat Talks will be played each week on Mondays until Nov 24 in classrooms 5&6 at approximately 9:00am (following daily Mass). Marian consecration will be celebrated at daily Mass on Fri, Nov 21 at 8:15am.

If you have questions, please contact Cheryl Wedell at cherylwedell@gmail.com for more detailed information.

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40 Days for Life Fall Campaign

Sep 24, 2014 to Nov 2, 2014

Take a stand for life! The 40 Days for Life campaign is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point-program: 1) 40 days of prayer and fasting, 2) 40 days of peaceful vigil, and 3) 40 days of community outreach.

The 2014 Fall 40 Days for Life Campaign takes place Sep 24-Nov 2, from 6:00am-6:00pm.
Corpus Christi parishioners will be praying the rosary outside of the Chandler Planned Parenthood facility, located on the NW corner of Galveston & Alma School, on Saturday mornings 9:00-11:00am and Thursday mornings from 10:00-11:00am.

Please prayerfully consider joining us as we pray for the end of all abortions and stand up for the unborn. You can get more information about the Campaign at www.40daysforlife.com/chandler.

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Fall Festival

Oct 25, 2014 (5:00p - 9:00p)

Fun for the entire family!
Food * Fun * Games * Music * Trunk or Treat * Basket Raffle * 50/50

Trunk-or-Treat event sponsored by St. Gerard Circle.
Desserts sponsored by Altar Guild.
Games provided by High School Catholic Education.
German food sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
Entertainment provided by the Music Ministry.

All proceeds to benefit the Parish Center!

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Annual Trunk or Treat

Oct 25, 2014 (6:00p - 7:30p)

Dress your kids in their costumes, decorate your car, bring candy and let the fun begin! Trunk-or-Treat is a family friendly area in conjunction with this year's Fall Festival. Trickor-Treaters will stop by each car to enjoy a fun, safe and festive Halloween extravaganza!

Five Prizes will be Awarded for:
Best on the Lot
Scariest
Best Theme
Best Kid Costume
Best Adult Costume

Only 100 parking spots are available, so reserve yours today! Parking spots are $5 and can be purchased online at www.saintgerardcircle.com Click on: More >> Fun for All >> Kids & Family Activities.

**** The parking lot will be open at 3:00pm for those going to 4pm Mass. All participating cars must be parked by 5:30pm. The parking lot will reopen at 7:30pm for participants to return home. We ask that everyone to adhere to this timeline for the safety of our children. ****

Questions? Please contact: SGCFamilyandKids@gmail.com.

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St. Gerard Circle: Halloween Bunco

Oct 30, 2014 (6:00p - 9:00p)

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Texas Hold’ Em Poker

Nov 1, 2014 (6:00p)

The tournament is open to the public, so invite a friend, spouse, son, daughter, or neighbor.

$25 buy-in.
Money raised will support the education of our seminarians.

Complimentary snacks & soda! $2 beer & wine!
Prizes for the top 3 finishers.

Contact event chair John Gavin at JandSGavin@cox.net or 602-670-3455 if you have any questions.

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First Saturday Rosary Hike

Nov 1, 2014 (8:15a)

Join other Parishioners for a Rosary Hike on South Mountain on the First Saturday of every month! Fr. Rafael will give a short reflection along the way and will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

When: Sat, Nov 1 - Begin with 8:15am Mass. Finish hike by 11:00am.
Where: Mass at Corpus Christi. Hike along Warpaint trailhead.
Who: People of all ages (7-70+)
What to bring: Rosary, water & a light snack

For additional information, contact Pete Hofmann, 602-531-7487 or pjh@hofmann84.com.

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Diocese of Phoenix Annual Veterans Retreat

Nov 1, 2014 (9:00a - 2:20p)

at All Saints Catholic Church, 1534 N. Recker Rd. Mesa, 85205
Lunch is provided.

RSVP: 480-985-7655 (Parish Office) or 1-850-516-5053 (Dcn. John Scott)

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Mass of Remembrance

Nov 2, 2014 (12:30p)

A New Beginning (our Bereavement Ministry), cordially invites you to join together at a special Mass of Remembrance on Sun, Nov 2 at the 12:30pm Mass. This Mass is offered so that those who grieve a loss through death may experience the healing comfort of God through their faith community at Corpus Christi.

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Annual Veterans Mass

Nov 2, 2014 (11:00a)

Please join Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted at All Saints Catholic Church, 1534 N. Recker Rd. Mesa, 85205 on Sun, Nov 2 at 11:00am with reception to follow.
All are invited to help pay tribute!

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Healing Mass

Nov 4, 2014 (6:00p)

First Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm.

All parishioners are welcome to attend and are asked to bring a small amount of water, salt, and olive oil with them to be blessed during the Mass. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will also be offered.

Upcoming healing Mass:
Dec 2

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Women's Sodality Meeting

Nov 5, 2014 (6:00p)

Our next meeting will be on Wed, Nov 5, beginning with a Rosary at 6:00pm in the Church. A bake sale will be held from 6:30-7:00pm in the Parish Center for all parishioners. Then we will have our regular meeting and bingo. Please join us and bring a friend.

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St. Gerard Circle: Spiritual Book Club

Nov 6, 2014 (7:30p)

The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic by Matthew Kelly

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St. Gerard Circle: Trivia Night

Nov 7, 2014 (5:30p - 9:00p)

Get ready for an evening of brainteasers and laughter as Trivia Night returns to Corpus Christi on Fri, Nov 7 from 5:30-8:30pm. Gather eight of your smartest (and most fun) friends to form a team for this great event! Cost is $20 per person or $160 per table.

Dinner is included and the event is B.Y.O.B. A cash prize and traveling trophy will be awarded to the top team. All proceeds will used to support SGC charity projects that help women and children in need.

For more information contact Carolyn Griedl at: Carolyn.griedl@cox.net.

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St. Gerard Circle: Monthly Meeting

Nov 7, 2014 (9:00a - 11:30a)

In the Parish Center

Topic: Spiritually Single Wives
Speaker: Chris Moss

If you are a Catholic Women who shares everything with your husband, except your Faith, you won’t want to miss our November meeting. Our speaker, Chris Moss claims she is “not a theologian or even a Bible college graduate.” She is simply a “’self-proclaimed rebel’ transformed by the grace of God through the power of Jesus Christ.” Chris has been married to Ed for 18 years. He is the love of her life, but they do not share the same Faith. Chris is the author of Spiritually Single Wives. Learn how she “keeps it real” at home and in Church, as she shares ways to build great marriages while serving Jesus Christ.

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Feed My Starving Children Packing Event

Nov 14, 2014

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Blood Drive

Nov 16, 2014 (7:30a - 12:30p)

Our council provides 3 blood drives per year. The fall blood drive is scheduled for Sun, Nov 16 starting at 7:30am with the last appointment at 12:20pm. You can schedule your time here.

You can still do double red donations at time of donation. The double red donation will actually put fluid back into your body so you will not feel the same effects as a regular donation. This type of donation is especially useful for surgery or trauma patients who are in need of oxygen-rich blood cells.

Please remember a couple things prior to donating:

  • HYDRATE!!! Please make sure that you drink plenty of water starting at least 2 days prior to donating.
  • EAT!!! You will be having a pint of fluid removed from your body. In order to compensate, please make sure that you have a hearty meal prior to donating.

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